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Beginner Level

Approx. 16 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

What you will learn

  • How to efficiently read a medical research paper and how to differentiate between good and bad research

  • The different tests used in medical research and how to spot common errors in methodology and interoperation for each

  • Read and understand statistical figures, charts, and graphics

  • How best to verify claims made in news articles

Skills you will gain

MedicineHealth ResearchMedical TerminologyMedical WritingResearch Methods

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100% online

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Flexible deadlines

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Beginner Level

Approx. 16 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

25 minutes to complete

Welcome!

25 minutes to complete
1 video (Total 10 min), 2 readings
1 video
2 readings
Lesson Guide10m
Pre Course Survey5m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

The Basics

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 54 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
4 videos
The Medical Manuscript14m
The Replication Crisis12m
The Question is - What is the Question?9m
2 readings
Module Preview 10m
Pre Quiz: The Basics20m
1 practice exercise
The Basics30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Medical Statistics Made Ridiculously Simple

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 108 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Averages By Other Names11m
Sampling: The Secret Sauce of Statistics16m
Statistics is an Onion12m
The Biggest Secret in Medicine: Relative vs Absolute Risk10m
The Power and the Problem with the P-Value18m
Choosing a Statistical Test11m
The Interpretation of "Negative" Studies15m
2 readings
Module Preview10m
Pre Quiz: Medical Statistics Made Ridiculously Simple30m
1 practice exercise
Medical Statistics Made Ridiculously Simple30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Types of Medical Studies

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 90 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
The Cohort Study9m
The Case-Control Study9m
Studies of Diagnostic Tests13m
Meta-Analysis: Fondue or Clam Chowder?13m
Time to Event Analysis - Only the Strong Survive14m
The Cost-Effectiveness Study: How Much is Your Life Worth?14m
2 readings
Module Preview10m
Pre Quiz: Types of Medical Studies 30m
1 practice exercise
Types of Medical Studies30m

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